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Community Mental Health Nurse

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year p.a.
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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At Dorset Healthcare our aim is to be an innovative and responsive provider, delivering high quality integrated care to make a positive difference to the health, well-being and independence of the people that we support in Purbeck.

Do you want to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic, friendly innovative team? If the answer is yes, we have the job for you.

Within Purbeck Community Mental Health Team, an exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for a Full Time Band 6 Mental Health Nurse. The team have an established positive reputation within the Trust which we are very proud of and would love you to be part of this proactive, supportive and inclusive team.

Patient care and staff wellbeing are at the forefront of our team's ethos and we encourage applicants that share our values and commitment to provide excellent clinical care alongside after our own health and wellbeing.

You will be a committed, dynamic, motivated professional with excellent communication, organisational skills and the ability to prioritise your work. You should have recent experience of working in a mental health environment and be able to apply the philosophies of engagement and recovery in your work with service users.

As a key member of the team, you will find the experience challenging, rewarding and varied within the well-established and supportive team at Purbeck.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team. The team is made up of Psychiatrists, Nurses, Psychologists, Employment Specialists, Physical Health Worker, Social Workers, Admin and Support Time Recovery Worker. The role will involve care-coordination, duty work and it is desirable (but not essential) if you have an interest in group work in relation to the Trust's RELAY (Regulating Emotion and Looking after Yourself) group.

The team is based within the East Dorset Locality; the post holder will need to have the ability to travel by car as they will be required to assess and monitor patients in their own homes and within other community settings. The team also has a new Pool car which has hugely benefitted the team in working within this rural area and will be accessible to you too!

We encourage you to contact us to arrange an informal visit, come and meet the team and ask us any questions about the role.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Person Specification Knowledge, skills and training Essential
  • RMN
  • Current NMC registration
  • Experience of working as a duty worker within a CMHT
  • Experiencing and interest in facilitating groups (such as RELAY(
Job specific experience Essential
  • Evidence of the ability to assess, plan, implement (including medication management and administration) and evaluate programmes of care
  • Experience of ICPA and Risk Assessment and Management.
  • The ability to prioritise and meet deadlines; organise work of self and others; supervising, teaching and assessing; self motivated with the ability to motivate others
  • Skills in managing complex cases
Managerial/Supervisory experiance Essential
  • Experiencing providing clinical and managerial supervision to junior staff.
  • Experience of supervising students
Personal qualities/attributes Essential
  • Basic IT skills, normally obtained through practice or practical training
  • Works well in a multi-disciplinary team

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